A few years ago, First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn received a bequest from the estate of Art Feid. Since missions are a priority here and the elders saw an excellent opportunity to put that bequest to work, the elders allocated $200,000 toward mission work. This funding has enabled us to deepen our relationship with our missions partners. We want to share the impact of the capital funding that has been distributed so far. Today, we’d like to focus on Jubilee Village and their new windows.
Jubilee Village provides housing, support, counseling, training and education to functionally homeless and impoverished young mothers ages 18-23. Each year 15-17 young adult residents and 15-17 children receive a safe, stable, and affordable place to live with services that assist them to move from poverty to independence. At the completion of their stay mothers can move to self-sustaining living and healthy lifestyles, providing their children with a safe and secure environment to grow.
We designated capital funding from the Feid bequest to replace 40-year-old windows in the JV apartment building that serves these families.
In addition to funds our church actively assists Jubilee Village by managing the supply room, providing babysitting services to the moms during their weekly dinner, and painting and repairing the building and the apartments as residents move out to their long-term housing.
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First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn is proud to support missions internationally, nationally, and locally through mission trips and volunteering, giving, and prayer. As a church, in 2016 and 2017 we supported around 25 different missions. Learn more. If you have any questions about Missions at First Pres, contact Mission Elders Doug Rundell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Finney Gilbert (email@example.com).